January 17, 2021

Statistics: “Busy Time for PACER Service Center”

From the U.S. Courts Web Site: Fiscal year 2011 was the busiest ever for the federal judiciary’s Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system, and this fiscal year continues that trend. In the first four months of FY 2012, the PACER Service Center responded to about 60,000 telephone calls and 15,000 emails. In addition, […]

PACER Releases Four Video Training Tutorials

From the PACER Web Site and the PACER Quarterly Newsletter: Lasting only a few minutes each, the tutorials are a quick and fun way to learn something new about PACER or to brush up on your existing PACER skills. Starring Ms. Gavel and Mr. Sound Block, current topics include the PACER Case Locator, Digital Audio […]

Legal Research: PACER Fee Increase To Take Effect April 1

From USCourts.gov: <em>An increase in the electronic public access (EPA) fee, from eight cents to 10 cents per page, will take effect on April 1, 2012. Earlier this month, the Judicial Conference of the United States authorized an increase in the federal judiciary’s electronic public access fee in response to increasing costs for maintaining and […]

Legal Databases: PACER Adds 3,000 Accounts Weekly in FY2011

From USCourts.gov: More than 160,000 new accounts in the federal judiciary’s Public Access to Electronic Court Records (PACER) service were established in fiscal year 2011. That’s an average of more than 3,000 new accounts each week. [Clip] The PACER service center, located in San Antonio, responded to about 165,000 telephone calls and about 42,000 emails […]

Recently Launched: PACER Training Site

From the Pacer.gov Web Site: The Judiciary has launched a new PACER training site where current and future users can learn how to use PACER. You don’t have to register, and there is no charge for accessing this training area. The site includes data from real cases filed in the New York Western District Court […]

PACER Will Increase Per Page Fee to 10 Cents

From the United States Courts: The [Judicial] Conference [of the United States] also authorized an increase in the Judiciary’s electronic public access fee in response to increasing costs for maintaining and enhancing the electronic public access system. The increase in the electronic public access (EPA) fee, from $.08 to $.10 per page, is needed to […]

Launches In July: PACER Training Pilot Project From Admin. of U.S. Courts, GPO, AALL

We hope this course includes material about a number of sources and initiatives that provide (or plan to provide) free access to court records. From an Announcement by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts: A pilot project aimed at having public libraries enhance the public’s knowledge and use of the federal judiciary’s Public Access […]